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How To Reduce and Clean Mildew in Commercial Bathrooms

5/11/2020 (Permalink)

Hand pointing at a white wall with black mold Mold and mildew can destroy certain parts of your Greenwood Village, CO, property

How To Reduce and Clean Mildew in Commercial Bathrooms

You may think that a little bit of mold or mildew is not a big deal. Yet if you ignore the issue, the fungus will continue to spread. This, in turn, could affect the structural integrity of your commercial property. That is why you need to perform regular mildew clean of your building.
Mold and mildew are microscopic organisms that break down dead animals and plants. Mold is also used to make medicines such as penicillin. However, mold and mildew can destroy certain parts of your Greenwood Village, CO, property, including:

  • Wallpaper
  • Carpet
  • Drywall

Some molds and mildews consume the cellulose or glue in the paper backings of these items. This causes those parts of the property to break down.

Preventing Bathroom Mildew and Mold
Bathroom mold is particularly common. After all, mold requires moisture in order to grow. To reduce the surface mold and mildew in your commercial bathrooms, be sure they are properly ventilated. You can open a window or install a fan to remove wetness in the air. Keep the bathrooms as clean and dry as possible to reduce the amount of mold and prevent the need for a mildew clean.
Poorly caulked bathroom windows could also allow moisture to seep into the drywall, insulation, or wood. If you are having new windows installed, make sure they are caulked properly. Moldy caulking or grout should be replaced.

Cleaning Bathroom Mildew and Mold
Before you address any mold or mildew, you must first locate the moisture that is promoting the growth of the fungus. Otherwise, the spores will keep coming back. If you are going near the affected area, be sure to wear a triple-seal respirator with a cartridge. Regular particulate or dust masks may not provide enough protection. Goggles and gloves are essential, as well. However, a more extensive mildew clean should only be performed by emergency restoration professionals.
Mildew and mold can thrive in dirty, wet bathrooms. By properly maintaining these areas, you can protect your commercial building.

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